Our training is taught by Nicole Deggins, a Certified Nurse Midwife and experienced labor nurse with over 25 years of experience working with birthing families. Our training is full of insight and wisdom obtained while working directly on “the inside”. Based on the model of the community health worker, the SMP Community Birth Sister (doula) Training takes a multicultural approach and puts the experiences of black women at the forefront.
Our training combines the physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of pregnancy and birth and can serve as a wonderful introduction to birth work or can be used as continuing education for those who have already been trained. This high energy, in-person, interactive training takes place over two consecutive weekends. We meet each Friday from 4:00PM – 8:00PM and Saturday and Sunday from 9AM – 5:00PM; a total of 40 hours of instruction.
Herbs and Nutrition
Common Discomforts of Pregnancy
Infant & Maternal Mortality
Helping Families Through Loss
Stages of Labor and Birth
Supporting the family during labor
The Post Partum Period
The Birth Sister as Entrepreneur
2020 Training Dates:
New Orleans, LA
March 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22
August 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23
New Orleans, LA
October 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
Attendance at all 6 days is required for certification
When paid in full with a single payment, the investment for this training is $650.
Payment plans are available. Please note that the use of a 3, 4, or 5 month payment plan will incur a payment plan processing fee; which will increase the overall investment for this course to $675, $700, or 750 respectively.
This investment covers the full training, training manual, light refreshments on Friday evening and continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.
2 monthly payments of $325.00
2 monthly payments of $325.00NEW ORLEANS March 2020 13th - 15th & 20th - 22th, Community Birth Sister Training
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